For years, I have purchased most of my Christmas cards after Christmas. Sorry, it is not that I am cheap, but believe in a good bargain. And I only purchase religious Christmas cards - no Happy Holidays, Santa Claus ones, Happy Kwanzaa, etc. Strictly religious.
However, this year, more than ever, I have noticed the lack of religious cards. I went to a number of different stores: a Hallmark Card Store, American Greetings, Target, a Christmas Store, and a couple of others.
If I could find one religious design in each of these stores, it was a miracle. And what I did find was rather poor.
Now, I found enough for the 2011 Christmas season, but I may have to start ordering on-line for cards.
For many Catholics and Christians, wishing Merry Christmas with a religious card is just a thing of the past.